John 17:22-23. Scripture: John 17:4, John 17:6, John 17:26. “They have not been all they might have been, nor all they ought to have been, but, O my Father, they have kept thy word!” I trust that we may be found faithful to the truth that the Holy Spirit has taught us, and obedient to its precepts, that our Lord may be able to say to his Father concerning us also, “They have kept thy word.”. Yes we shall always need sanctifying until we reach our heavenly home, where sin cannot enter. Christ does pray that we may be kept from the evil that is in the world; and we also may and must pray that the Lord will keep us from the evil by which we are surrounded, and especially from the evil one who seeks our destruction. To know God, is eternal life. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. John 17:21. Already He had been endowed with ‘authority over all flesh,’ for the purpose of bestowing eternal life; and that eternal life stands in the knowledge of God, which is the same as the knowledge of Christ. Glorify thy Son that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. Commentaries for John Chapter 17 Jesus Concludes His Time Alone with His Disciples by Praying to His Father This chapter contains the most extensive and profound prayer … Glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: Did Jesus look upon his suffering as his glory? For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. The first is that memorable intercessory prayer of his recorded in the seventeenth chapter of the Gospel according to John. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (John 13:1). Scripture: John 17. SERMONS ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN C. H. Spurgeon. [The seventh volume, containing the Catholic Epistles and Revelation, was published in 4to. And when Christians, being one in Christ, and one in the truth, shall become more manifestly one in heart, and life, and faith, what glad days we may hope to see! Note, Fruitful and faithful disciples are the joy of the Lord Jesus; he rests in his love to them, Zep. John 17:5. Are you carrying out your mission, O ye people of God? They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. The beloved author has gone to his eternal reward, he is ³the blessed of the Lord Now they have known that all things to whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. Includes Topical Study on the Feasts (Lessons 2-4) and Topical Study on … While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. May the Lord fulfill it in all of us as well as in them, for his dear name’s sake! Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:6. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Biography Family background and childhood His family. There is such a wonderful mixing of the two natures, without any confusion of ideas, so manifestly does he plead as man, and yet so clearly does he also pray as none but the Son of God could pray, that he must be the God-man, the one mediator between God and man. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. God’s people belong to him, he gives them to his Son, Christ gives them his word, and they keep it: “They have kept thy word.” Do we keep God’s word? All rights reserved. Commentary. By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). It is believed that it was written around AD 85. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for those lovedst me before the foundation of the world. 4.8 out of 5 stars 52. The Saviour doubtless linked his little band of disciples with the ancient promise, “There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains, the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon.” What great events from little causes spring! MILLINGTON (THOMAS S.) The Testimony of the Heathen to the Truths of Holy Writ. Jesus regards his work as already done, although he had yet to die, to pay the ransom price for his people, yet by a leap of holy faith he says, “I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.”. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 17:7-12. That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. I wonder whether there are any of them here tonight. MAYER (JOHN, D.D.) "THE GOSPEL OF JOHN" The Greatest Prayer Ever Prayed (17:1-26) INTRODUCTION 1. Every day we need the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit to lead us unto holiness. And will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them. “They are not of the world: “they are not worldly, they are other-worldly; their thoughts and hearts are set upon the world to come”. Commentary on Matthew: The Gospel of the Kingdom By Charles Haddon Spurgeon With Introductory Note by Mrs. C. H. Spurgeon Introductory Note Few and simple should be the words which introduce this eagerly expected book to the many friends who will welcome it. Follow Desiring God on Twitter. of “They are of another race: they are swayed by other motives, they have another life; they have another destiny; ‘They are not of the world.’” Is that true of you, dear hearer? As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. John 17:1. In this volume we give you Charles H. Spurgeon commentary on the John’s Gospel. Lond., 1653. It was known and foretold that Judas would be lost; therefore, the Saviour, the great Keeper of the sheep, is not to be held responsible for the loss of “the son of perdition”, who was never committed to his charge. (6-10) His prayer. John 17:17. There never was an age in which the doctrines of grace were despised but, sooner or later, licentiousness prevailed. That knowledge has brought to you, nay, it is, in itself, the new life: “This is life eternal,” — not life for a few years but life eternal. Biblical Commentary (Bible study) John 1:1-18 EXEGESIS: JOHN 1:1-18. I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; This is in a very special sense our Lord’s prayer. John Part 1 10 lessons covering John 1-6 with Lesson Six a study on Being Born Again and Lesson Ten a Topical Study on Jesus' Disciples; John Part 2 8 lessons covering John 7-11. Christ would have all his people joined in communion with himself, and with his Father; and when that is the case, then will men know that Christ came into the world for a definite purpose: “that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”. Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: John 17:3. All of John's 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free on the Grace to You website. And for their sakes I sanctify myself. And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, and entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. Carson Sep 30, 2006 18 Shares Conference Message. If that had been a proper prayer for us to offer, it would have been authorized by the Master. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. Laborious writing and heavy reading. The Supremacy of Christ and Joy in a Postmodern World John 17:23-26. John 17:9-10. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. John 17:4-6. The object of Christ’s atonement is to purchase eternal life for those who were given to him by his Father; but he has also obtained power over all flesh. Spurgeon’s writings on the Bible fill dozens of volumes; his thoughts on particular passages are scattered across numerous books and sermons. John 3:16-17. Do we seek to obey it? John 14:15-17. If anybody, possessing the greatest possible inventive faculty, were asked to produce a prayer which could be fitly prayed by a person who was both God and man, it would be an impossible task. That they also might be sanctified through the truth. John 17:26. You can tell which are false doctrines, and which are the true, by our Lord’s own test: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The same men who reject the old-fashioned doctrines also rebel against the old-fashioned style of living; loose living generally goes with loose doctrine. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:15-26; And Matthew 26:36-46. On the other hand, when we had Puritan teaching, we had also pure and holy living. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; Christ is the incarnation of God, and the Church should be the incarnation of Christ. This is our Lord’s prayer for his disciples. The first volume is "Lectures to my Students: a Selection from Addresses delivered to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle". I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. Notice what our Saviour asked of his Father for them and for us: —. What a word that is from the lips of Jesus, “Father”! Our Lord prayed as a man, and as the Mediator of his people; yet he spoke with majesty and authority, as one with and equal to the Father. Jesus says here, “I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” Sin is the real evil of the world; the danger of our being entangled in worldly customs, or dropping into the evil ways of an ungodly generation. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. Do you know God? And all mine are thine, and thine are mine: and I am glorified in them. This chapter has about it all the air of truthfulness, it ought to be sufficient to convince any man that Christ was God and man. They are not of the world, and are kept from the evil in the world; do they need to be sanctified? And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer;” So he began his great intercessory prayer, “Father, the hour is come, —. All his prayers are for them, that they may be made holy, and that so God may be glorified in them. “John Knox, on his death-bed in 1572, asked his wife to read to him John 17, ‘where’, he said, ‘I cast my first anchor.’” (Bruce) A. Jesus prays concerning Himself. What a sweet thing for the Lord Jesus to say of that poor, much-erring company of disciples, “They have kept thy word”! Commentary on John 13:1-17 View Bible Text “Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. John 17:4. If you are living here for yourself alone, how can you belong to Christ, who never lived a moment for himself, but always lived wholly for others? John 17:1. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe in me through their word; There is a great company of people who are not at present believers, but who shall yet believe on Christ through the testimony of those who are already believers on him. Jesus Prays to Be Glorified - After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Her nephew was the last to leave Hong Kong and lived us two years in the 1990s when he went over for college. 6d. After preaching his first sermon at the age of 16, he became pastor of the church in Waterbeach at the age of 17. David Mathis May 6, 2020 2.5K Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Learn more about Desiring God Desiring God. We will read this evening a portion of two prayers offered by our Divine Lord and Master on that night in which he was betrayed. This exposition consisted of readings from John 17:1-12; John 18:1-14. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 17:13-17. John 17:18-19. Proud member They also enjoy … No, he just repeated to his disciples the words he had received from the Father: “I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me.” If Jesus acted thus, how much more must the messengers of God receive the word from the Lord’s mouth, and speak it as they receive it! folio, and 1 vol. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. 1. This prayer is for you, and for me, as much as for the twelve apostles. John 17:19. O God, call out many such through our word I pray. The sheep shall be delivered into the hand of the Father in full number, there shall not be one of them missing in that day when they shall pass under the rod of the great Shepherd. David prayeth for grace, Psalms 19:12-14. John 17:18. DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Father. Complete Concise Chapter Contents. Do they need to be sanctified? The following MP3s are some of the finest preaching you will find on John chapter 17, the High Priestly Prayer. It is indeed marvellous that God should have loved his people even as he loved Christ his Son, yet that is what the Lord Jesus here says: “Thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”. John 17:20. This is a wonderful expression, where will you find anything like it! “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” It is only the truth of God that can beget holiness; false doctrine is never the medium of sanctification. John 17:15. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. THE PROLOGUE TO THE GOSPEL OF JOHN The Gospel of John weds theology to poetry. "In the beginning was In these words we have both the general and the special aspects of redemption. Do you know Jesus Christ? Now our Lord Jesus prays for those who are to be his people. This prayer is still needed for all Christ’s disciples, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”. Christ has received power over all flesh, but with this peculiar design, that he should give eternal life to as many as his Father has given him. All who come to him by faith, even as he said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me.” To all of these Jesus gives eternal life. only] f6 6s. “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace” — John 1:16. This is Christ’s prayer for all those who shall believe on him, that they may be converted, and brought into the one Church together with those who are already there:” that they all may be one.”. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou should keep them from the evil. C. H. Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens "Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundations of the world. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; They were only a handful of disciples, but you cannot tell what a multitude will believe on Christ through their word. Charles Do we make it the guide of our whole life? Whenever you are doing good, remember not only those who are immediately saved, but the others who will be blessed through them, even as our Saviour said, “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.” We who have believed on Jesus, through the word preached or written by the apostles, are also included in this prayer of their Lord and ours. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, “I set myself apart, as one who is consecrated, dedicated, devoted to a grand design.”. John 17:1. THE FULNESS AND THE FILLING NO. When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. Tony Reinke May 7, 2020 842 Shares Conference Message. How dare you call yourselves by that name if you have no mission to anybody? For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. 3:17. John 17:7-8. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. As thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. It is poetic prose—prose with the soul of poetry—prose that, like poetry, packs layers of meaning in a word or phrase. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. He was never more resplendent than when he hung upon the cross, that was his true spiritual throne, so he prayed, “Glorify thy Son,” — Enable him to bear the agony, and to pass through it to the glory.” “That thy Son also may glorify thee.” The death of Christ was a great glorifying of God. John 17:2represent the glory sought for, as the completion of the Son’s mission and task. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John 17:24-26. This is the original Missionary Society, and the model for all others; Christ sent, missioned, of the Father, and every saint missioned of Christ. These words spake Jesus, and, lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; The hour to which he had so long looked forward, the hour which he had anticipated with ardent desire: “The hour is come.” On the very night that Jesus prayed this prayer, Luke’s record tells us, “When the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. Their zeal for mere rites consumed the substantial matters of religion; therefore Christ would not give place to them. Christ did not pray that his disciples should be taken out of the world. See how the Lord Jesus himself takes all his teaching from the Father. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not, for I am not yet ascended to my Father—Old familiarities must now give place to new and more awful yet sweeter approaches; but for these the time has not come yet. (For full title and remarks see pages 10 and 11.) REV. You never hear from him any boast about being the originator of profound thoughts. he present volume is the second of a series of works useful to Students and Ministers prepared by Mr. Spurgeon; and published at 2s. Is not this a wonderful prayer? John 6:15-17. John 17:11-12. John 17:2. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. John 17:1. I pray for them: I pray not for the world but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine. This volume collects his thoughts on 1 John in a commentary format, with illustrations and applications culled from his sermons and writings. D. A. Carson, Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC), Eerdmans, 1991, 715 pp. Oh, when shall this great prayer be answered? What! We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This is the token of God’s chosen people. Lesson 1 of each part can be downloaded below as Pdf. 3553 PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 1917. This was the night of his deepest sorrow and his heaviest woe, but he begins his prayer with this tender expression, “Father, the hour is come;” the hour of darkness, the hour of his passion and death, had now arrived. Follow Desiring God on Facebook. "—John 17:24. This is unfortunate, since his works contain priceless gems of information that are found nowhere except in the ancient writings of the Jews. John 17:19-20. 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